In the last philatelic exhibition Emirates 2022 held in Dubai from 19 to 23 January, I had the lucky opportunity to see book “The Mohamed Aly Post (MAP) The True Origin of the Egyptian Vice Royal Post” by Mahmoud Ramadan presented in competition book class by the Egyptian commissioner Ahmed Youssef who, noting my interest, […]
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No, this is not a thriller movie but an indication to characterize the discovery concerning a new type of the famous overprinted issues centered on the 10’000 Lebanese Lira stamp. According to various catalogs, this stamp was issued on 11 May 1998 to commemorate His Holiness John Paul II’s visit to Lebanon on 10 and […]
This article is inspired by observation of the great interest regarding an envelope as lot 41, starting at 700 Euro and sold for 1’100 Euros by Cedarstamps auction house in the 23 November 2019 sale (fig 1). fig 1 It is an envelope most probably written and sent by an officer of the French navy […]
by Bernardo Longo The purpose of this article is to show the postage use of so-called “Flueron d’Alep” stamps. For the complete philatelic description of this stamps issue I leave the task to some other brave collector. A series consisting of nine French stamps overprinted by second Gedeon type “O.M.F. Syrie” and new […]
Questo articolo e’ dedicato a tutti i miei connazionali in Italia costretti alla quarantena dal virus Covid 19. Eccezionalmente esso sara’ pubblicato anche nella lingua di Dante per facilitarne la lettura a quelli che come me poco sono avvezzi a quella di Shakespeare. This article is dedicated to all my compatriots forced to quarantine in […]
This article appeared in a slightly different form in “The Levant” Journal of the Ottoman and the Near East Philatelic Society issued in 3 September 2019. The Bekaa valley, currently Lebanese territory, is located between the Mount Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon mountain chains, the latter became the current eastern frontier with Syria. Regarding longitude it […]
In the past the most important stamps dealer in Lebanon was Benjamin Baroody Company. It operated between the middle of the 30s and the early 50s. Envelopes with its seal are not common but not so scarce and when they are seen they do not go unnoticed. In fact most of the time they are […]
This piece of paper, a copy of the uncommon redrawing of the Bay of Djounie 50 Piastres stamp reissued in 1949 originally in dark red-orange (Michel n 425), is apparently absurd with blue print, but really it is not (fig 1). fig 1 – On the right, the enlargements of some areas affected by the […]
This article was published by the author in the Vaccari Magazine n 44 of November 2010. To talk about a particular cancellation of the Austrian Levant used in Beirut, it is necessary to start from a summary analysis of the postal seal and cancellations used by the foreign offices operating in the Lebanese city (Fig.1). It […]
Some time ago I asked to our friend Rainer Fuchs about how many postcards he knew used by Overland mail during the period 1923 to 1929 when the mandatory surcharge was required. I admit it: I already had something in my hands which I considered very rare and I wanted to get a confirmation from […]